Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) – what they are and what do they mean for you?






What is an EPC? An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) certifies how energy efficient a property/building is. What is the legislation? All properties, commercial and domestic, must have this type of survey done to find how energy efficient the building is. Landlords need an EPC when they are selling or letting the building. The legislation came …

Boom time for renting commercial property across the East Midlands






The crooked spire of Chesterfield is a remarkable landmark. The market town has also seen an incredible surge in interest in commercial units to rent over the past year, according to Boxpod data. Looking at the East Midlands region as a whole, comparing, 2017 vs 2018, Boxpod saw an increase in property views of 171%. …

First Person: A landlord’s perspective on retailing today






Boxpod founder and MD Nick Marlow shares his journey from retailer to commercial property landlord, offering an action plan to reignite our high streets. His views literally are from both sides of the fence. For the past 50 years retailing has been a major part of our economy, bringing together the manufacturing industry and service sectors. …

Working together in business






It’s all about flexibility these days! Flexible leases, flexible workspace, flexible working, flexible repayment terms, and even yoga and pilates for flexible people! This all-round agility is helping Britain’s small businesses thrive during these challenging economic and political times. Boxpod is witnessing the positive benefits of landlords and businesses working together and offers both parties …

New transport networks fuel demand for renting commercial property in East Anglia






Continuing improvements to transport networks are helping East Anglia become a more significant trading area. Businesses are looking more closely at the region with its strengthening infrastructure, a ready workforce and good work/life balance – without the costs associated with the big cities. Boxpod has seen the number of commercial units available to rent double …

Commercial Property Insurance – a handy guide for tenants






Boxpod has teamed up with Abaco Insurance Brokers to produce a checklist to help ensure tenants have adequate cover when renting commercial premises. Make sure you’re properly protected. Q What are the different types of insurance which tenants need when renting commercial property? A If the landlord is insuring the buildings then tenants should cover …

Guest Blog – Officio’s advice on choosing the best workspace to rent in London for your business






Top five tips to picking the right style and size of London workspace to rent. By Officio’s new business advisor, Dean Ridsdill 1. Think about your Brand The workspace you chose holds more responsibility than you may have realised. It affects employee morale, productivity and wellbeing so it needs to be somewhere people feel motivated and …

On location – looking at commercial property in South Yorkshire






South Yorkshire is on the rise again. Out of the ashes and loss of its mining industries, its commercial property world is seeing a new lease of life. The region’s central location, transport infrastructure, by road, rail and air, plus modern communications and technology are all combining to help South Yorkshire build a strong business …

Commercial Property Insurance – a handy guide for landlords






Boxpod has teamed up with Abaco Insurance Brokers to produce a checklist to help ensure you have adequate cover for your commercial premises. Make sure your property investments are properly protected. Q What are the different types of insurance which commercial landlords need? A Usually landlords can buy a combined ‘Property Owner’s policy which includes …